Syama Kumari

I am a 200 hr certified teacher at the Bhakti center in New York City. Also a certified Childrens’s Yoga teacher and have trained with Jyoti Manuel & Ayala Hommosany under Special yoga. I’ve studied the Bhagavad Gita (one of the main yoga texts) my whole life but formally at the Bhaktivedanta college in Belgium and in university. I have a minor in religious. Dr. Edwin Bryant, (who has translated the yoga sutras (that most teacher trainings use) was my advisor in university and the advisory of the Bhakti Yoga club I ran in university. I went to Rutgers. I’ve taken multiple classes at the Bhakti center to further my understanding. My guru is His Holiness Radhanath Swami. I’m so fortunate to be his student and I’m constantly studying it together with my family. Both the Gita & the yoga sutras.

As a Registered Nurse and an end-of-life doula at The Mount Sinai Hospital in NYC, I worked some pretty intense hours on the medical surgical unit then on intensive care unit while volunteering as an end-of-life doula, to finding my home on the hospice and palliative unit, to working form myself teaching yoga to adults and children, teaching Ayurvedic cooking and lifestyle workshops and doing Ayurvedic lifestyle consultations (check the contact me page). It’s definitely been very eventful. I’m constantly learning to take care of myself before I take care of others and this blog shares some ways how I do so. The principles of Ayurveda, yoga, and its lifestyle (particularly Bhakti Yoga) have changed my life and continue to help me live a more balanced, holistic and grounded life.